Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
January 30, 2014 03:30 PM

When she gets a little older, Grace Anderson is going to have a great story to tell about the day she was born.

Her parents, Nick and Amy Anderson, got stuck in traffic Tuesday while on their way to the hospital, reports CNN. Unable to get through the complete gridlock that plagued many Atlanta-area highways during a snowstorm, Amy informed her husband she was going to have their baby in the car.

Nick phoned 911, and a dispatcher instructed him on how to deliver the baby. A local police officer, Tim Sheffield, stopped to assist.

“I asked the driver, I said, ‘Are you stuck or broke down?’ ” Sheffield told CNN. ” And [Nick] said, ‘Nope,’ real calm. ‘We’re having a baby.’ ”

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“And when the baby’s head had popped out, he had grabbed the head and started to pull it, and I was like, ‘No, no, no don’t pull,’ and the mother [was] a champ, she just pushed one more time and the baby came out,” the officer said.

“When we gave her the name Grace, it just fully explained the whole situation,” Amy told CNN. “Just by the grace of God that we all came out healthy.”

Tuesday was Officer Sheffield’s birthday, which he now shares with Grace. “Sometimes I get to be at the right place at the right time to see amazing things,” he said.

Atlanta gridlock on Jan. 29
David Tulis/AP

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